Cavs Notes: Thompson out, Zizic's stock rising

The Cavaliers are looking for their tenth win of the season on Monday

James Rapien
January 21, 2019 - 12:03 pm
Jan 11, 2019; Houston, TX, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson (13) dunks agains the Houston Rockets in the first half at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports

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Cleveland, OH (92.3 The Fan) – The Cavaliers are playing at Quicken Loans Arena for the first time since January 8. They're 9-38 on the season and have lost 14 of their last 15 games. 

The Cavaliers have the worst record in the NBA. They're hosting the Chicago Bulls, who enter Monday's game with the second-worst record in the league at 10-36. Tristan Thompson will miss his third-straight game with a left foot injury.

"He will not play," head coach Larry Drew said. "I have not spoken to him this morning yet. He is still being carefully evaluated after experiencing some soreness prior to our Utah game. We'll just keep an eye on him."

"It's not 100 percent. He's been out there playing with some discomfort. Prior to the Utah game he felt that it was getting sore, so we decided to shut him down those last couple of road games."

Ante Zizic has been forced to play more with Thompson out. The second-year player has delivered. He's 16-of-24 from the field and scored 38 points in two games without Thompson. Zizic is averaging 14.4 points and 7.2 rebounds over his last five games.